Stressing the fundamental solid state behavior of minerals, and emphasizing both theory and experiment, this text surveys the physics and chemistry of earth materials. The author begins with a systematic tour of crystal chemistry of both simple and complex structures (with completely new structural drawings) and discusses how to obtain structural and thermodynamic information experimentally. Dr. Navrotsky also reviews the quantitative concepts of chemical bonding--band theory, molecular orbit and ionic models. She then covers physical properties and relates microscopic features to macroscopic thermodynamic behavior and treats high pressure phase transitions, amorphous materials and solid state reactions. The author concludes with a look at the interface between mineral physics and materials science. Highly illustrated throughout, this book fills the gap between undergraduate texts and specialized review volumes and is appropriate for students and researchers in earth science and materials science.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry Series , #6|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)|
Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. Crystal chemistry; 3. Experimental methods for studying structure; 4. Methods for studying thermodynamic properties; 5. Chemical bonding; 6. Mineral thermodynamics; 7. Solid solutions and order-disorder; 8. Melts, glasses, and amorphous materials; 9. The interface between mineral physics and materials science.